Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
'll have the presidential poet, doug wiem. howard kurtz with his exclusive interview on jill kelley and james spider marks. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, everyone. our "starting point," an emboldened president, obama playing encourager in chief. telling the american people we are made for this moment. an 18-minute long inaugural speech, coincided with martin luther king jr. day. he talked about several pivotal civil rights moments, he linked them together. dan yoth lothian has the highlights. >> reporter: this is a speech we're told the president had been working on since mid december, and he delivered it rather in a much different climate than he had four years ago, and he was dealing with two wars and also a financial crisis this time, the president used history to help define a progressive agenda for the next four years. >> please raise your right hand. >> reporter: and so it began. the second inaugural ceremony of president barack obama. part campaign speech, part pragmatic lecture, a confident mr. obama appeared comfortable in his presidential skin. >> my fel
Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
from tampa, jill kelley. this case came to light originally as part of the petraeus affair. and an investigation was launched. >>> the u.s. state department confirms today three americans were indeed killed during that four-day hostage standoff in algeria. seven americans were able to make it out safely. the algerian government says in all, 38 hostages of different nationalities and 29 islamic militants died in the standoff. five people are still unaccounted for. >>> in this country, the weather is making news tonight, specifically the cold. over two-thirds of the country, along with some weird extremes. it's expected to be 75 degrees colder in maine this week than it was last week. 75 degrees. and this latest push of arctic air has already made its way all the way south to florida. nbc's kevin tibbles is with us from the grip of it in chicago. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: brian, tonight bitter cold and treacherous winds have much of the country hunkering down. and this blast of winter is likely to last through to the weekend. frigid, treacherous, siberia, all describe
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
the hour. checking our top stories now, florida socialite jill kelley says paula broadwell, the mistress of former cia chief david petraeus tried to blackmail her according to cnn host howie kurtz. kelley tells kurtz her life is now a nightmare. >>> atari has filed for bankruptcy, the move intended to allow the u.s. company to break away from its unprofitable french parent company, atari u.s. is now looking for buyers for some of its assets, including the company's games catalogue. >>> and take a look at this, yes, that's exactly what it looks like, a massive boulder that has crashed into a home, happened in st. george, utah. the woman who was at home at the time was injured and she was taken to the hospital. she's since checked out but understandably, she decided to check into a motel to recover fully. it's not known what caused this boulder to come loose. >>> some in hollywood may want to censor a new book that claims to give an inside look at scientology from the perspective of one of its most famous defectors, aacademy award winning director paul hagus. cnn's miguel marquez explains.